We had the honor of capturing Victoria and Kevin’s wedding at Hacienda Siesta Alegre in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, and we are still getting over how beautiful it was. It was such a romantic celebration at the most magical wedding venue, and we couldn’t wait to share their special day with you all!
A Romantic, Elegant-Boho Dream Come True
From beginning to end, Victoria and Kevin’s Hacienda Siesta Alegre destination wedding was absolutely a dream come true. We began the day by documenting each and every small detail they put their time & effort into, including adorable little personalized favors for each of their guests, dinner tables full of jaw-dropping bohemian decor, and the most gorgeous stationery we have seen in a long time. Every detail was full of intention and was so meaningful to the couple.
Oh, and did we mention the breathtaking florals that they had created for their special day? The bridal bouquet that Victoria got to carry around was absolutely magical, with large, blooming flowers surrounded by smaller elements to add texture & layers to the bouquet. And the flowers on each of the tables, along with the pampas grass, made for such a beautiful elegant, bohemian look.
A bride with taste
After getting ready for the day with their loved ones, Victoria and Kevin spent a few minutes together for their sweet first look – one of our favorite moments of the day to witness. Their ceremony in the garden was simply gorgeous, as they stood at the altar with the mountains in the background, lush greenery surrounding them as well as all of their friends & family. They didn’t waste any time afterward, heading right into their reception to dance the night away in the courtyard with their guests. Every moment of the day felt like it was straight out of a fairytale!
Victoria actually created all the stationery herself, which is so impressive – just look at how beautiful each piece is! She also wore multiple pieces of heirloom jewelry, which added meaningful little touches to her outfit and added to how beautiful she already looked. The couple even put together a special family tree at the check-in table, full of wedding photos going back generations. How cool of an idea is that!
Wedding vendor team
This beautiful day would not have been possible without the help of a talented team of wedding vendors. If you are looking for vendors to hire for your own Hacienda Siesta Alegre wedding, check out the ones that Victoria & Kevin hired for their special day!
Planner: Bloom Events
Photo + Film: Pearl Memories (us!)
Flower Design: STEM Events
DJ: DJ Eric
Makeup: Be Beautiful Brides
Venue: Hacienda Siesta Alegre
Bride’s dress: Rue de Seine
About Weddings at Hacienda Siesta Alegre, a Magical Rio Grande Venue
If you and your love are looking for a Puerto Rico wedding venue that captures all the beauty of the country and its lush, tropical environment in one magical place, then Hacienda Siesta Alegre is the venue for you. Located in Rio Grande, at the base of the gorgeous El Yunque mountains, this destination wedding venue provides the most beautiful landscapes for you to tie the knot. With blooming flowers, greenery galore, and vibrant gardens, Hacienda Siesta Alegre feels like a venue taken straight out of a fairytale.
You’ll get to enjoy the warm ocean wind as you have your first dance under the sparkles of hundreds of twinkle lights, surrounded by the stunning architecture of the open-air courtyard. Tie the knot in the lush green Garden at the Hacienda with views of the mountains behind you, or in a more private setting at the River by the Hacienda. No matter what parts of the venue you use for your celebrations, you and your guests will undoubtedly feel the romance, warmth, and the magic that this fairytale venue brings to life!
FAQ’s about weddings at Hacienda Siesta Alegre
How many guests can you have at your Hacienda Siesta Alegre wedding?
Hacienda Siesta Alegre can host weddings for up to 200 guests, but you can also hold a smaller, more intimate wedding at the venue if you would like.
What indoor spaces does Hacienda Siesta Alegre offer for weddings?
One of the reasons we (and many couples) love Hacienda Siesta Alegre is that there are both indoor and outdoor spaces available for your wedding! The main space has a covered patio and outdoor grassy areas, and the courtyard boasts a stunning open-air space as well as covered spaces for you and your guests to mingle. There will also be a barn available in the near future for wedding receptions, with plenty of space to dance, celebrate with your guests, and still get beautiful views of El Yunque Rainforest & the surrounding mountains!
What outdoor spaces does Hacienda Siesta Alegre offer for weddings?
Hacienda Siesta Alegre has multiple outdoor spaces for wedding ceremonies & receptions: the Garden, the (partially-outdoor) open-air Courtyard, and the River by the Hacienda.
Can you get married at Hacienda Siesta Alegre as a foreigner?
Yes, you can get married at Hacienda Siesta Alegre as a foreigner, but you will need to go through the process for getting legally married in Puerto Rico. Here is a document provided by the venue that tells you how to have your legal wedding here if you’re non-residents of Puerto Rico.
Hacienda Siesta Alegre wedding packages
The Hacienda does not advertise their packages or pricing on their website, but if you are interested in holding your Puerto Rico wedding at this beautiful venue, you can request a quote here!
Hacienda Siesta Alegre Wedding Photographer & Videographer
As a Puerto Rico wedding photography & videography team, we had the best time getting to document Victoria & Kevin’s stunning, elegant-boho wedding at Hacienda Siesta Alegre. We really got the chance to capture the romance and magic of this day from beginning to end, and we are so thankful that we got the chance to help tell their story in a cinematic & creative way. If you are looking for a Puerto Rico wedding photographer and/or videographer for your own special day, we would be honored to be considered. You can learn more about us as a photo & video team on our website here, and if you would like to inquire about booking us for your big day, you can do so here!
A lovely review from the bride
Before we wrap up this blog, we cannot thank Victoria enough for the kind review that she wrote us after we photographed & filmed their wedding day. We just had to share it, so that you can get an idea of what your wedding could look like with us, too!
“Jorge and Evy are an incredibly talented couple who work so well together. Their professionalism, attention to detail, and artistic abilities are some of the best I have seen in this industry. As someone familiar with photography and who has built a career in the arts, my artistic vision for our wedding day was incredibly specific. Jorge and Evy were truly welcoming of that and captured the intimacy and significance of both our private shoot and Wedding Day with such ease.
Besides their incredible abilities, I also chose Jorge and Evy because it felt very important to me that our photos not feel forced or posed. My husband is very shy and uncomfortable in front of the camera and I wanted a team that could take that pressure off of him. They truly have such warm personalities and made us both feel incredibly comfortable.
Every one of our guests raved about not only the professionalism of Pearl Memories but also the excellence of their work after the wedding. Jorge and Evy were incredibly accommodating, adventurous, and efficient. I would not have chosen anyone to capture our day on photo and film. Their work is tasteful, intimate, emotional but not forced or corny – which was hard to find for me.
Choose them and you will want to look at your photos/video every single day after your wedding.”
Victoria and Kevin, thank you so much for allowing us to capture your special day; it’s always an honor, sending lots of hugs!
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